Eden Prairie residents are stepping up to help newly settled Afghan refugees in Minnesota – including some right here in Eden Prairie.
A donation drive to provide Afghan refugees with coats, boots, hats, gloves and warm clothing is Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail in Eden Prairie.
Nearly 300 Afghan refugees have been resettled in Minnesota since August, according to the International Institute of Minnesota (IIMN). Some of them have found themselves in Eden Prairie and need assistance establishing a household and preparing for winter weather.
Eden Prairie’s chapter of Indivisible, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, collected a housing kit of essential items that a family needs on move-in day. The kits include at least 92 items consisting of anything from pots and pans to sheets and blankets to cleaning supplies. The completed kit will be delivered to the IIMN.
If you have questions about the clothing drive, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the housing kits and other ways to help, visit IIMN.